ILO Research department seminar

The future of work in the automotive sector: The challenges of de-globalization

Presenter: Tommaso Pardi (Director of GIS Gerpisa and Research Fellow at CNRS, IDHES)

Tommaso Pardi will present his report on the future of work in the automotive sector which focuses on the major changes facing the sector. These include: the rise of emerging economies, new mobilities, the “greening” of the product, and the digitalization of production. This is in order to identify the main challenges for employment and industrial relations and to assess the institutional and organizational solutions adopted by the various stakeholders to confront these developments. The aim is twofold – i) to develop robust scenarios on the basis of current trends; ii) to identify levers of action for embarking upon alternative paths – whenever desirable and feasible – to help create jobs, improve their quality and foster social dialogue.

Two major approaches were adopted to conduct this research agenda:
  • an analysis of the structuring/restructuring processes at work in the major regional and national automotive plants (I);
  • an analysis of the strategies and productive models adopted by the major automotive companies in the light of these developments (II).